SAIRAM INSTITUTE OF HIGHER STUDIES

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Learning Management system

Learning Management Systems (LMS) have been widely adopted by higher education institutions globally for over a decade. Institutions around the world are now spend a significant proportion of their limited resources on installing and maintaining these systems. This expenditure continues to increase, as after CORONA and lock down has made students sit at home. Hence LMS provides an option for institutions to continue their daily work online. LMS facilitates the students to be in continuous studying mode at low cost even in the time when moving out of home can be dangerous. Hence LMS is getting widespread acceptability around the world.

INTRODUCTION

Learning Management Systems (LMS) are now installed in the majority of higher education institutions in INDIA. This web-based LMS are intended to support teaching and learning activities. This consist of various features that enable faculty members to share learning materials as well as providing interaction with their students both synchronously and asynchronously. Institutions use the LMS to supplement traditional face-to-face delivery where faculty members develop and share digital learning materials by themselves for students. In this case, the LMS are used as an electronic repositories of learning materials Many Other institutions, have been combining LMS with traditional face-to-face delivery in order to reach more learners across various geographical boundaries In light of these benefits, the adoption of LMS by higher education institutions in INDIA has continued to increase, predicted that LMS adoption will grow at the rate of 15% per annum. The increased adoption is further facilitated by the support of several international agencies such as Moodlecloud. These agencies have been committing various resources to support institutions in adopting and implementing various LMS. For example server space They have managed to improve students’ learning performance, reduce students’ dropout rates, and they have increased students’ satisfaction with offered courses. Institutions have been adopting them in a bid to gain similar benefits as their counterparts elsewhere.

Mobile cloud learning, a combination of mobile learning and cloud computing, is a relatively new concept that holds considerable promise for future development and delivery in the education sectors. Cloud computing helps mobile learning.

Mobile learning has been evolving, from the early definitions of “learning with mobile devices” to the current terminology that emphasizes learner mobility, resulting from the use of mobile devices. This multidimensional view of mobility greatly enriches the discourse in mobile learning and also poses new directions. Mobile learning enables learners to acquire learning content anytime anywhere via portable devices. Mobile cloud learning integrates cloud computing into mobile learning. The advantages of cloud computing, such as massive data storage, high-performance computing, and easy access overcome obstacles related to mobile In mobile cloud learning, learners can access content, such as text-based documents, audio, and video files

Advantages

Traditional online learning must deal with the following drawbacks—high device and network costs, low network transmission rates, and limited education resources available. Combining the advantages of mobile learning and cloud computing, mobile cloud learning is introduced to solve these limitations with greater connectivity between centralized server-side applications and low cost/low processor capacity mobile devices could provide better access, more control, and greater freedom for e-learners”

Mobile cloud learning (which is used in this LMS) has a number of benefits to both the content providers and the learners. First and foremost, it costs less. For content providers/ teachers, it saves the large initial cost, spending on hardware and software incurred when installing all kinds of systems By paying regular yearly fees, even small schools and universities, which cannot justify the return-on-investment for the high initial setup costs can provide mobile cloud learning services without spending large set-up costs for infrastructure In addition, they do not need to instantly maintain and upgrade hardware or software. Meanwhile, because all computing, storage, and updates are completed on the cloud side, mobile devices serve for display only As a result, users can utilize web-based applications on their mobile devices with small memory spaces because there is no need for software loading and document saving. They can use variable mobile devices to access learning content without purchasing, installing, or updating any.

Second,  cloud learning can also be easily accessed as long as a mobile network is available. point out that rural students, who do not have access to high-speed broadband Internet connections, can access curriculum content easily via even 3G mobile technologies. They can use services from the cloud data center for learning selected topics over their mobile phones even when they are in a small village or remote area. The fact that people might access such a program through their mobile devices makes it convenient for them in any part of the world to access learning resources

Third, because learning resources stored in clouds are shared across different students, more educational resources are available for mobile cloud learning users. Finally, mobile cloud learning is also flexible and allows for adjustments, depending upon learners’ needs. Since it is accessed through subscription, its easier to access and cheaper.

Characteristics of LMS

 LMS has the following characteristics.

1) Storage and sharing: Learning outcomes and resources can be stored in the “Cloud,” which provides almost easy store and computation capacities. Documents can be commonly edited and shared in the “Cloud,”.

 2) Universal accessibility: Learners can study as long as they have access to the network. Mobile cloud learning also makes a low-cost access terminal possible, because software, applications, and data are all operated in the cloud servers. This improved accessibility can greatly benefit developing regions.

 3) Collaborative interactions: Learners can cooperate anywhere in the “Cloud.” From social learning perspectives, they can collaboratively build common knowledge through frequent and convenient interactions.

4) Learner centered: This LMS learning is heavily people-oriented, which meets the individual needs of learners. Learners in the “Cloud” select suitable resources and can track their learning progress and outcomes.

5) Customer Centric: LMS is customized in accordance to the brand of the customer where his organization’s name is made primary for landing page even for the students they feel it belongs to them as they get personal id with their coaching centre’s branding, notes given by their teachers.

Given the above characteristics, This LMS is mostly utilized to enable communication between educators and students, manage the teaching and learning processes, and add knowledge to interested and willing users.

Conclusion

This LMS positively influences the learning process, as seen from both educators and learners. it makes it easier for more people to obtain knowledge through their mobile devices/ laptops without worrying much about other hardware. In other words,  cloud learning brings the classroom to the student unlike other traditional methods. It is of benefit not only to the learners but also to the educators in their classroom management.